A lesson from Mo, broad beans with Joe and a word with Eric

A lesson from Mo

A lesson from Mo! It’s been a big week for Fair Food’s production supervisor, Mohammed Nabaei.   When Doug, a journalist from The Thomson Reuters Foundation, visited in August to do an article on Fair Food nobody really gave it a second thought.  But when the article was picked up by the South China Morning Post nobody was […]

How Now Dairy – Cow-centred farming/ Love Stories and Dedications

How Now Dairy

How Now Dairy – Cow-centred farming Cathy Palmer and Les Sandles are doing something at their Wunghnu dairy farm, their industry said couldn’t be done. They’re milking cows while keeping the calves with their mothers. It sounds pretty simple but it goes directly against dairy farming orthodoxy and is shaking people’s ideas up about what’s possible when comes to […]

In the shed putting eggs in boxes / Robyn Clayfield – coming to CERES

Abundance Eggs - Kali sorting

In the shed putting eggs in boxes   Being a farmer can be a very Instagramable profession, but this pic is actually what a lot of farming looks like –  you in a shed, at a desk, packing eggs into boxes. There’s also the pic of you in the van bringing eggs to drop around town, the […]

A team definitely worth following / Happy soil = happy life

Lorna Pettifer CERES Education

A team definitely worth following   About a year ago I wrote about, CERES Education Group Manager, Lorna Pettifer, being selected for The Premiers Sustainability Award for Education. Over the weekend Lorna’s work was recognised again becoming Environment Education Victoria’s Environmental & Sustainability Educator of the Year – (that’s Lorna on the left with Karen Jones from Port Phillip Ecocentre). Now […]

Big win for small farmers / Dream job at CERES Farm

CERES Honey Lane Market Garden

Big win for small farmers The indefatigable Tammi Jonas, President of The Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance (AFSA), has been celebrating a win for Victorian small-scale pastured pig and poultry farmers this past fortnight. You might remember late last year our State Government was planning changes to The Farming Zone which would have required very small […]

It’s cold this week / Joe’s Farm Gate

Winter farm CERES Fair Food

It’s cold this week It’s been a cold week in Victoria.  On Tuesday The Age reported it was the coldest June day in 25 years and as is custom at Fair Food during the coldest part of the year we acknowledge our farmers frozen fingers and chilled extremities. Early this morning over in the Schulz Organic […]